School visits to Kew Gardens

We are currently accepting bookings for school visits.

Pupils on a school session

What to see and do on a school visit

Kew is the perfect setting for an outdoor classroom. We offer visits for all educational organisations. 

To help plan your day, you'll get two planning passes once you have paid for your visit.

You can book a self-led visit, or try an education session with hands-on curriculum-linked activities led by a Kew teacher. 

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Everything you need for a visit

  • Pupil looking at a plant on a school session

    Why not book an education session?

    Inspire and engage your pupils with our hands-on sessions run by experienced and enthusiastic Kew teaching staff. We cater for different ages, abilities and learning needs. All sessions are linked to the curriculum.

  • Kids and a pine tree

    Prices, planning and practical information

    Essential information for organising a school visit, including prices, health and safety, preparing your pupils and adults, and what to do on the day. 

  • Students sitting in the grass

    Book your visit

    We ask all educational groups to book their visit in advance, whether visiting independently or taking part in a Kew-led education session.

    If you book a session, we'll provide an itinerary for the day which allows all your pupils to take part.

  • A boy examines a flower

    Support your visit

    Designed to support education sessions at Kew Gardens, our resource packs are free for teachers to use.

Resources for teachers

  • Pupils working as a group on a written task

    Endeavour

    Endeavour has everything teachers need to deliver inspiring lessons about plant science and the environment. It is packed with free innovative curriculum-aligned activities for pupils of all ages.

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Contact us

If you have any queries, please email us at schools@kew.org.

Alternatively, call us on 0208 332 5627 and a member of our team will be able to help.

Please note, our lines can be busy. We will respond to all voicemail messages as soon as possible.